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Boise City Department of Arts and History announces 2014 grants

Twenty organizations and individuals will receive grants up to $5,000 each for a total of $70,000. Grants are awarded based on quality, management, and community involvement. These grants support a variety of activities and disciplines, and are available to artists, historians, and non-profit organizations in Boise. Grant allocations are based on available funding and a review panel’s evaluation score of the application. 

The city also announced that Idaho Shakespeare Festival will continue as the City’s Cultural Ambassador for a second year, receiving a $15,000 award from the City’s Economic Development Fund.  Trey McIntyre Project, which has served as the City’s Cultural Ambassador since the program began in 2010, will become Cultural Ambassador Emeritus following a highly successful run.

Arts & History Grant Program Recipients:

  • 208 Music Video Show: $3,000, 208 3D Projection Mapping Music Video
  • Artisans 4 Hope: $3,000, Voices in Transition Story Quilts & Stories – Part II
  • Ballet Idaho: $2,000, Performance- Alice in Wonderland
  • Basque Museum & Cultural Center: $1,000, Basque Walking Tour Brochure
  • Big Tree Arts: $5,000, Loud Writers’ Project & Slam of Steel
  • Boise Contemporary Theater: $3,000, BCT Theater Lab
  • Boise Baroque Orchestra: $4,000, Season support (musicians, marketing, administration)
  • Boise Philharmonic: $2,000, Boise performances of Tilson Thomas (Diary of Anne Frank)
  • Boise Rock School : $4,000, Outreach program with St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital School
  • Frances Barnhill: $4,000, Journalistic Profiles of Boise Artists for Boise State University Public Radio
  • Ghosts & Projectors: $3,000, General Season Support for public poetry project
  • HomeGrown Theatre: $4,000, DIRT – Theater Production
  • Idaho Center for the Book: $5,000, Distribution of 25th Anniversary book on Idaho Dance Theatre
  • Idaho Office for Refugees: $1,000,  World Refugee Day
  • Idaho Sings/Gay Men’s Chorus: $5,000, Boise Gay Men’s Chorus Pride Concert
  • Idaho Writers Guild: $2,000, Idaho Writers & Readers Rendezvous
  • Matthew Hansen: $5,000, Shake it Up After School (Shakespeare productions)
  • Opera Idaho: $5,000, One-Act Operas: Giannia Schicchi & Trouble in Tahiti
  • Preservation Idaho: $4,000, Downtown Architecture & History Walking Tour Program
  • William Anderson White III: $5,000, River Street Neighborhood – Oral Histories and Website


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